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Castletown

(Balla Cashtal)

The old capital of the island with a very long history as the the home of vikings, kings, and government. There is much to see and do in this historical coastal town.

Castletown sits on the site of an ancient volcano. The town was the capital of the island for hundreds of years. The government was run from within it before moving to Douglas and much of what the island is today started in this historical town.

Tracing its origins back to 1090, Castletown holds true as one of the oldest towns in the British Isles. Its narrow streets and small fishing cottages prove this ancient past at every corner. The medieval Castle Rushen, once the home of kings and later government, still dominates the centre of town.

Fishing boats continue to fill the harbour, though Castletown saw the end of major commercial traffic to its port in the 1970's. The on going expansion of financial and industrial businesses in the area keep Castletown on the map as an important island town.


Events
Dates: Monday 04 July 2016
Description: A Musical Evening with the Wesley family. Admission by programme, available at the door. Tickets £10 (concs £7), Methodist Church, Arbory Street, Castletown.
Dates: Wednesday 06 July 2016
Description: A Musical Evening with the Wesley family. Admission by programme, available at the door. Tickets £10 (concs £7), Malew Church, Great Meadow, Castletown.
Dates: Saturday 09 July 2016
Description: Tin Bath Championship. World Tin Bath Championships take place in the Middle Harbour Castletown. Roads closing 1.30 until 5.30pm, Middle Harbour,, Castletown.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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